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Sample sentences for the GRE study word refectory

refectory can be used as a noun

1.Ere the half-hour ended, five o'clock struck school was dismissed, and all were gone into the refectory to tea. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
2.Thanks being returned for what we had not got, and a second hymn chanted, the refectory was evacuated for the schoolroom. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
3.The refectory was a great, low-ceiled, gloomy room on two long tables smoked basins of something hot, which, however, to my dismay, sent forth an odour far from inviting. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
4.The odour which now filled the refectory was scarcely more appetising than that which had regaled our nostrils at breakfast the dinner was served in two huge tin-plated vessels, whence rose a strong steam redolent of rancid fat. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
5.Every pupil belonged to one of these four nations according to the corner of the refectory in which she sat at meals. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
6.From the refectory the names had passed to the boarding-school, and there served as in the old College Mazarin to distinguish four nations. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
7.Above the door of the refectory this prayer, which was called the white Paternoster, and which possessed the property of bearing people straight to paradise, was inscribed in large black letters-. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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